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Tuesday, March 10
 

16:00 GMT+04

Speed Geeking - Ensibuuko
Recognizing tha SACCOs are an important vehicle for financial inclusion, Ensibuuko has developed a customized core-banking solution and making it affordable to enhance their efficiency to serve the rural poor in Uganda. Their solution is enriched with mobile tools that enable SACCOs to employ a cost-effective means to provide desired financial services to their clients. In 2015, Ensibuuko aims to benefit over 20,000 rural farmers in Northern Uganda alone. Their solution, MOBIS (Mobile Banking and Information System) provides and robust information system and will allow farmers to deposit and receive loans through their phones, drastically reducing the time taken to reach the SACCOs, sms alerts for each transaction and key financial literacy messages to reinforce knowledge on financial services.

Speakers
avatar for Opio Obwangamoi David

Opio Obwangamoi David

Founder/CEO, ENSIBUUKO
Leveraging on ICT/Mobile innovations to make financial services easily accessible to unbanked rural farmers in Uganda and Africa. I am so passionate about creating positive impact and uplifting the lives of people. Quote " Access to finance is a human right, in Africa especially... Read More →


Tuesday March 10, 2015 16:00 - 18:00 GMT+04
Al Masa B
 
Wednesday, March 11
 

08:30 GMT+04

Business Case Study: $ERO
Let's start again.
In $ERO we are creating a new kind of bank. A bank from zero. In Latin America new regulations of e-money are creating the conditions to address the BoP users. We are taking this opportunity very seriously and we are using Mifos as technology core to doing so.
$ERO from Uruguay is going to present a case study on the innovative work they're leading to becomes the country's first e-money issuer all powered by Mifos X on the back-end.

Speakers
avatar for Javier Borkenztain

Javier Borkenztain

Founder & CEO, $ERO
Javier Borkenztain is one of the few experts in electronic money in Uruguay. He had a key role in the mobile payments industry while working at Micropagos, where he developed for the most important players in the Uruguayan financial industry, like Visa Facilcel, Visa Mobile Payment... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2015 08:30 - 09:15 GMT+04
Al Masa B

09:15 GMT+04

Creating an Microinsurance Open Source Initiative
Michiel Berende from the Microinsurance Network Technology Working Group is coming to the Mifos Summit to brainstorm and explore the creation of a microinsurance open source initiative. We believe that by leveraging our Mifos X platform and global community, he can lead an effort to do for microinsurance what we have done through microcredit. This session will be an interactive brainstorming led by Michiel to determine the requirements, goals and viability of such an initiative.

The Microinsurance Open Source Initiative (MOSI) is a not-for-profit initiative aimed at providing open-source software and consulting services for microinsurance. MOSI explores the possibility to create and promote open-source technologies to support existing and new microinsurance projects.

The initiative has been prepared by international experts active in the Microinsurance Network Technology Working Group. As a result of their work in developing countries the experts have each come to the conclusion that the lack of adequate data sharing, software solutions and IT infrastructure is one of the main barriers preventing microinsurance products from being offered widely in the developing world.

This lack of scale has as a consequence that many microinsurance projects have so far been unable to go beyond the pilot stages and are therefore only reaching very small populations. The lack of adequate insurance data, software and infrastructure are only part of the scalability problem.

Also at issue are the questions of the design of microinsurance products, the efficiency of business processes, distribution channels and the ability of insurance providers to integrate their processes and systems with other organizations involved in providing services to the populations in need of insurance products.

Speakers

Wednesday March 11, 2015 09:15 - 10:45 GMT+04
Al Masa B

11:15 GMT+04

Exploring New Markets - Digital Payments
In this session, James Dailey will explore the frontier of the global payments systems and how financial inclusion can become better of or even create its own modern infrastructure which provides the fluidity needed for the unbanked to be a part of this critical channel of financial inclusion. We'll look at the current national switches and gateways and explore how new technologies and mobile banking can help to modernize, streamline, and lower the cost and friction of sending money.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Bohan

Matt Bohan

Senior Program Officer – Financial Services for the Poor, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Matt Bohan is a Senior Program Officer with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on the Financial Services for the Poor team. In this role he: Works with partners and grantees on technical and business model enablement of mobile/digital payments, financial services interoperability... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2015 11:15 - 12:30 GMT+04
Al Masa B

12:30 GMT+04

Digital Payments Part 2
Continued discussion from our first session on digital payments.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Bohan

Matt Bohan

Senior Program Officer – Financial Services for the Poor, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Matt Bohan is a Senior Program Officer with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on the Financial Services for the Poor team. In this role he: Works with partners and grantees on technical and business model enablement of mobile/digital payments, financial services interoperability... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2015 12:30 - 13:30 GMT+04
Al Masa B

14:30 GMT+04

User Training: Getting Started with Mifos X
In Part 1 of our training sessions targeted the operational staff and day to day users of the Mifos X software, we'll explore the standard application on top of the Mifos X platfrom, the Community App. This session will cover the overall scope of the Community App and basics of setting up and configuring it to support your office structure, staff permissions, and operational procedures. We'll also focus on client management and the creation of clients as well capturing additional information and documents for KYC purposes.


Wednesday March 11, 2015 14:30 - 16:00 GMT+04
Al Masa B

16:15 GMT+04

User Training: Accounting
This user training session will follow the natural flow of deploying and configuring Mifos. Once you have your organization and system parameters, configured you will then move into setting up your chart of accounts, configuring your financial mappings for your various portfolio accounts, setting up any accounting rules. This session will cover getting the basic financial accounting infrastructure set up in Mifos, overview of automated portfolio posting for both cash and accrual-based accounting, performing manual journal entries and configuring accounting rules, and the basic financial reports that Mifos X generates. This is targeted towards the operational staff at an MFI or partners who are looking to learn the basics of accounting Mifos X.


Wednesday March 11, 2015 16:15 - 18:00 GMT+04
Al Masa B
 
Thursday, March 12
 

08:30 GMT+04

User Training: Loans
In Part 3 of our training sessions, we'll continue from Session 1 and go into the loans module and cover the creation and configuration of loan products and all the different parameters, opening and editing of new loan accounts, processing repayments and disbursements on loan accounts, guarantor and risk management tools, and an overview of the reports related to loan accounts and aging of the portfolio.


Thursday March 12, 2015 08:30 - 09:45 GMT+04
Al Masa B

09:45 GMT+04

Nurturing Growth: Technology Enablement for Rural and Agricultural Finance
Joining us on this panel and interactive discussion will be several individuals from our community with extensive experience supporting and or delivering rural and agricultural financial services. They'll explore the large opportunity there is to serve the smallholder farmer market, challenges that must be overcome in serving this segment, the products and services that need to be supported, and the innovation we can build in or on top of the platform to enable more effective rural and agricultural finance.

Speakers
avatar for Opio Obwangamoi David

Opio Obwangamoi David

Founder/CEO, ENSIBUUKO
Leveraging on ICT/Mobile innovations to make financial services easily accessible to unbanked rural farmers in Uganda and Africa. I am so passionate about creating positive impact and uplifting the lives of people. Quote " Access to finance is a human right, in Africa especially... Read More →
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Ibrahim sifuna

Program Manager, Nuru International, Kenya
Iam Mr. Ibrahim Sifuna and a Kenyan aged 41 years. Iam a degree holder in business Administration with work experience in Micro-finance for now over 14 years. Iam humble, team player, hard working and eager to learn new things in my career ambitions that focus on supporting the... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2015 09:45 - 11:00 GMT+04
Al Masa B

11:15 GMT+04

Financial Inclusion Trends in East Africa
East Africa continues to be a leader in mobile financial services - in this regional breakout session, our panel of leading partners and financial institutions from the region will facilitate an interactive discussion to help identify the latest trends in the sector, the impact they will have, and what we as a community must do to better adapt to these trends through the Mifos X platform.


Thursday March 12, 2015 11:15 - 12:30 GMT+04
Al Masa B

12:30 GMT+04

Crypto-Currency & the Blockchain: What it Means for Financial Inclusion

Bitcoin, the Blockchaiin, Crypto-Currency, Distributed Ledger - if your head starts to spin at the mention of those terms, this session will help to educate you on these new protocols and systems that have the potential to completely change the shape of the global financial system. We'll explore specifically the disributed ledgers and open protocols and how these new technologies can have a huge impact on financial inclusion. We want to explore a money transfer solution built on these protocols and gauge the community's interest and readiness to adopt.


Thursday March 12, 2015 12:30 - 13:30 GMT+04
Al Masa B

14:30 GMT+04

User Training: Deposit Products
In our fourth user training session, we will explore deposit and savings products in Mifos X including the creation and configuration of new products, opening of new accounts, and conducting deposits and withdrawals, along with the basic reports related to deposit products. This session will cover basic passbook savings accounts, recurring and fixed deposits, current accounts, and standing instructions.


Thursday March 12, 2015 14:30 - 16:00 GMT+04
Al Masa B
 
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